Forms & Filings
- City Council candidates/officeholders who have a controlled committee, or who have raised or spent or will raise or spend $2,000 or more during a calendar year in connection with election to office or holding office, are required to file semi-annual recipient committee campaign statements. The Form 460 is also required if $2,000 or more will be raised or spent during the calendar year at the behest of the officeholder or candidate. During the 90-day period before an election, or on the date of the election, committee that makes contributions of $2,000 or more to support or oppose a candidate must file the Form 497 (24-hour Contribution Report) within 24 hours from the time the contribution is made.
- Ballot measures committees are also required to file campaign statements to disclose campaign contributions. There is currently no spending limit on ballot measure campaign contributions. During the 90-day period before an election, or on the date of the election, committee that makes contributions of $1,000 or more to support or oppose a ballot measure must file the Form 497 (24-hour Contribution Report) within 24 hours from the time the contribution is made.
Find information about Form 700 and instructions on how to access copies of forms that have been filed with the City Clerk's Office.
Find information about Form 803 and instructions on how to access copies of forms that have been filed with the City Clerk's
Application for Appeal (e.g., appeal decision of Planning Commission, Community Relations Commission decision on Public Nuisance or Violation).
Learn how to file a claim against the form. A claim must be filed with the City of San Mateo within six
months of the incident. Completed forms must be e-mailed, mailed, or hand-delivered to:
City Clerk, City of San Mateo, 330 West 20th Avenue, San Mateo, CA 94403
Proclamations are discretionary public announcements directing attention to a local resident, organization, or event. Proclamations typically are issued for certain events or causes when such a proclamation positively impacts the community and conveys an affirmative message to residents. Requests for proclamations should be submitted at least two weeks in advance.
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